Well done to the Brownies and Guides who presented a Nativity with a difference. The Superheroes were worried – they’d heard a rumour that someone was coming who would save the world. Hey that was their job! Who was trying to take it away from them? Well they learnt, of course, that the baby born to Mary in the stable at Bethlehem was the One who God had sent. Mary and Joseph had trudged from Nazareth with their ‘donkey‘ to arrive at Bethlehem but all the (Holiday) Inns were full and they had to rest in the stable.
The brownies were our host of angels who delighted us with their choir, singing “It was on a Starry Night..”, then a different version of “While Shepherds Watched their Flocks..” to the tune of ‘Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells’ and the opening verse of “Away in a Manger”. They were all nearly ‘outshone’ by the star (of the performance?) who led the shepherds and the kings around the church guiding them to the inn where Jesus slept in the manger. The shepherds had already nearly shot out of their skins when the angel Gabriel gave them the news.
What a delight it was. Thank you to everyone who took part or helped the girls to put the service together.